Call of Duty, BioShock and Orange Box Take Top Honors at Interactive Achievement Awards

9th-iaa.jpgThe Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has awarded top honors to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, BioShock and Orange Box. Each of the titles won four statues last night at the 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. Call of Duty 4 took Overall Game of the Year.

The Academy also inducted Mike Morhaime, president, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, into the AIAS Hall of Fame and bestowed Ken Kutaragi, former president and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

A full list of Awards follows the break.


The winners in each category are as follows:

Overall Game of the Year:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Producer: Mark Rubin
Game Director: Jason West
Creative Director: Vince Zampella

Console Game of the Year:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward

Producer: Mark Rubin
Game Director: Jason West

Creative Director: Vince Zampella

Computer Game of the Year:

The Orange Box

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Valve Software
Developer: Valve Software
Producer: Gabe Newell

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:

Rock Band

Publisher: MTV Games
Developer: Harmonix
Producer: Robert Jerauld
Game Director: Bob Settles
Creative Director: Jonas Norberg

Handheld Game of the Year:

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Publisher: Nintendo of America
Developer: Nintendo
Producer: Shigeru Miyamoto
Director: Eiji Aonuma

Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year:

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

Publisher: Vivendi Games
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Producer: Frank Pearce
Game Director: Rob Pardo
Creative Director: Chris Metzen

Cellular Game of the Year:

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Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Mobile
Producer: David Manriquez
Game Director: David Manriquez
Creative Director: Derek Zakaib

Role-Playing Game of the Year:

Mass Effect

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: BioWare
Producer: Casey Hudson
Lead Designer: Preston Watamaniuk
Art Director: Derek Watts

Racing Game of the Year:

Motorstorm

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Evolution Studios
Producer: Simon Benson
Creative Director: Paul Hollywood

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design:

The Orange Box: Portal

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Valve Software
Developer: Valve Software
Lead Game Designer: Robin Walker
Game Director: Kim Swift
Creative Director: David Speyrer

Adventure Game of the Year:

Super Mario Galaxy

Publisher: Nintendo of America
Developer: Nintendo
Producer: Takao Shimizu
Game Director: Yoshiaki Koizumi
Creative Director: Shigeru Miyamoto

Sports Game of the Year:

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Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Black Box
Executive Producer: Scott Blackwood

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year:

Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Los Angeles
Producer: Mike Verdu
Creative Director: Matt Britton

Action Game of the Year:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward

Producer: Mark Rubin
Game Director: Jason West

Creative Director: Vince Zampella

Family Game of the Year:

Rock Band

Publisher: MTV Games
Developer: Harmonix
Producer: Tracy Rosenthal-Newson
Game Director: Greg LoPiccolo
Creative Director: Josh Randall

Outstanding Achievement in Animation:

Assassin’s Creed

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Animation Director: Alex Drouin
Lead Animators: Elspeth Tory, Sylvain Bernard

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:

BioShock

Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia
Visual Art Director: Scott Sinclair
Technical Art Directors: Hogarth De La Plante, Andrew James, Jay
Kyburz, Nate Wells

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering:

Crysis

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Crytek
Director of R&D: Douglas Binks

Outstanding Character Performance:

The Orange Box: Portal

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Valve Software
Developer: Valve Software
Writer: Erik Wolpaw
Voice Actor: Ellen McLaw
Character Name: GLADos

Outstanding Achievement in Story Development:

BioShock

Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia
Writer: Ken Levine
Character Designer: Rob Waters

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering:

The Orange Box: Portal

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Valve Software
Developer: Valve Software
Lead Game Designer: Robin Walker
UI Designer: Alden Kroll
AI Designer: Tom Leonard

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Lead Online Designer: Todd Alerman
Lead Online Programmer: Richard Baker

Downloadable Game of the Year:

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Publisher: D3 Publisher or America
Developer: Infinite Interactive, 1st Playable Productions
Producers: Arthur Kawamoto, Steve Baldoni
Game Directors: Steve Fawkner, Janeen Fawkner

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition:

BioShock

Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia
Composer: Garry Schyman

via Press Release

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